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22/09/13 - KPC1 Final Elim: Oldham v London Skolars KO 3pm

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    • Oldham by 13 points or more
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    • Oldham by 7 to 12 points
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    • Oldham by 1 to 6 points
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    • London Skolars by 1 to 6 points
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    • London Skolars by 7 to 12 points
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    • London Skolars by 13 points or more
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Discuss the Kingstone Press Championship 1 Final Eliminator between Oldham v London Skolars here.

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I know a lad who plays for Oldham so I am hoping they win.

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I will be attending the game and will be hoping the team that play the best rugby league win, and the game is not decided by a refereeing decision. If Dylan Skee is out, he will be a huge loss to Skolars.

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Oldham have the upper hand with home advantage and Dylan Skee injured. I sniff a home win

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Don't make any differance who plays Oldham will lose the final no matter what. I went to five we lost every one. Heart can only be broken so many times.

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Don't make any differance who plays Oldham will lose the final no matter what. I went to five we lost every one. Heart can only be broken so many times.

Remember Robert the Bruce. The English kicked his a**e 6 times and then he beat us. good luck to Oldham they certainly are due for a bit of luck.

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Hope Skolars win but suspect unpromotable Oldham to win by 18

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Back from his Italian job, Richard Lepori is determined to make up for lost time by helping Oldham RL to conquer London Skolars in Sunday's big play-off game at Whitebank.
He followed up a try hat-trick on his Italian debut in July by producing a man-of-the-match performance in a 32-20 win against Serbia in Este, a small town in the Veneto region of northern Italy.
The win clinched Italy second place in the final European Shield table - and hopefully enhanced the Oldham full-back's dream of making it into the World Cup squad.
Lepori (21) said he was "gutted" when he got off the plane in Manchester, rang Roughyeds skipper Lewis Palfrey and was told that Oldham had failed to win through to the Championship One play-off final after a 23-22 loss against Rochdale Hornets.
In-form Skolars now stand between Oldham and a re-match with derby rivals Rochdale in the final at Leigh Sports Village on Sunday, September 29 for the right to be promoted to the Championship.
Back in training with Oldham last night, Lepori said: "I'm focused on only one thing now, and that's getting the job done against Skolars.
"Having had time to reflect, I think the Rochdale defeat might be a blessing in disguise because it gives us another game. And whatever anybody says we were bound to be a little bit under-cooked, not having had a competitive match for nearly four and a half weeks.
"Lewis (Palfrey) has given me the run-down on what happened last Sunday and we're determined to learn from that and not make the same mistakes again.
"The boss played in loads of play-off games, winning a lot more than he lost, so he knows what it's all about and he can identify what needs to be put right from last week.
"I'll always be grateful to him for letting me play for Italy even though it meant me missing two important Oldham games.
"I didn't want to turn down the opportunity to prove myself at that level and to give myself a once-in-a-lifetime chance of getting into the World Cup squad.
"None of this would have happened without Oldham's co-operation and without the backing the club has always given me.
"I can think of no better way to repay that faith than by helping the boys to do the business on Sunday.
"Team and club are all-important. Anything I or any of the boys pick up individually is a bonus."
Playing on the right wing against Serbia, Lepori won his man-of-the-match billing by scoring one and setting up two of Italy's six tries, the first of these with a break covering 80 metres.
He added, "Serbia gave it a real dig. We had to battle in defence, but we stuck to our plan and scored most of our tries down the flanks.
"I think the coach was pleased with me, but I'll have to wait for a few days to find out whether I'm in the World Cup plans. I'm not banking on it because there's a lot of competition and it's another step-up in standard."

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Skolars only 160min away from promotion. Who would have thought that a couple of years ago. Could be great for London if Broncos go belly up

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Kingstone Press Championship One Final Eliminator

Oldham v London Skolars (3.00pm)


Oldham full-back Richard Lepori returns after missing last week’s narrow defeat by Rochdale Hornets.
Lepori was on international duty with Italy, producing a man of the match display in their 32-20 win over Serbia.
He now looks set to replace Tom Whitehead, who broke his hand against Rochdale, as Oldham battle for the win that will take them to the Kingstone Press Championship One Play-off Final.
Oldham have won seven of their last eight meetings with London Skolars, with their last defeat coming in July 2011.
Oldham coach Scott Naylor said: “I can never knock this fine young squad for effort and desire. They are a great bunch; gutsy, hard working and exceptionally fit.”
Skolars coach Joe Mbu faces a major reshuffle of his side’s attacking options after Dylan Skee, a nominee for the Kingstone Press Championship One Player of the Year award, broke his ankle late in the game against Hemel Stags last week.
Mbu said: “Dylan will definitely be missed, but he’ll be with us at the weekend and that’s the type of guy he is. The players want to do it for him.”
On Oldham, Mbu added: “They’re a good side but we’re a lot stronger team now than in our two previous meetings this year, and that puts me in a positive spirit.”

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Straight Showers are also available ;)

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Gaaaaaaan Skolars! A "home" game in Leigh beckons for Lobby

Hope you've not booked a train ticket.

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This blowout proves conclusively that the top 8 system and no other leads to lopsided scores.

 

Oh.

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Oldham ran riot with 11 tries.  A real shame only 467 turned out to see the game.

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So do Rochdale get promoted no matter the result of the final now then?

why? And don't give me that nonsense about the ground not being up to standard. Do you honestly think we will be playing there if the rfl say we can't? ??? Our ground is in a much better state than Swinton's and they are in the cc! We'll do what they are doing and move.

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